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Old 04 Jul 2017, 02:34 pm
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Default Re: TESTING Photobucket

I've been doing some reading up on this. For me, I've never used Photobucket because it almost always got filtered out at work for some reason. But for many folks that use it, the big issue is that they have been uploading for over a decade and have been posting links to the those photos on internet forums for all that time. It's impossible for almost anyone to go back and edit the link to every photo they've ever posted. So when Photobucket changed the rules, these folks were effectly held hostage.

But there has to be another motive behind the $400 a year price tag to get 3rd party image hosting back. Even when holding everyone's photos hostage, Photobucket isn't going to get a lot of takers at that price. Going from zero to $400 is crazy. With the low cost of storage nowadays, the actual cost of storage and bandwidth for thousands of photos is less than a penny at day. I myself pay about $50 a year to "Fat Cow" hosting for unlimited storage of websites and images. Plus they host my domains and provide email and other perks as well. And that's a commercial account. $400 a year is an insane amount to ask just for a private account to host a few thousand photos for a year.

I suspect Photobucket will soon come out with a new "reasonably priced" plan for private image hosting. It will be a fraction of what they are asking for now and lot's of folks, previously shocked by the $400 price tag, will sign up because it will seem so much cheaper. Going from free to $25 a year would seem outrageous to many. But going from $400 to $25 will seem more palatable. I bet this is the game Photobucket is playing. But we will have to see.
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